Any general psychiatry resident training in a U.S., ACGME- accredited program, expecting to graduate in good standing and to become ABPN board eligible in general psychiatry, may apply to the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship program. The program also welcomes (and have trained) psychiatrists who are several years out from residency training (and already boarded in General Psychiatry) who recognize the need for the additional training and certification in Addiction Psychiatry for their careers and their patients. General Psychiatry Residents (and/ or those who have done any other type of psychiatry fellowship training) can begin the inquiry and application process at any point in their PGY-2 year or later.
The application-interview-decision-acceptance process happens outside “the match” and year-round. Evaluation and acceptance to the program progresses through a three-stage process: 1) Email Linda Dye, (IU Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Coordinator) with a letter of inquiry and CV submission; 2) follow up phone interview with the fellowship director (R. Andrew Chambers, MD) and submission of formal Universal Application; 3) In-person interview day and onsite visit in Indianapolis (involving overnight say).
Fellowship training typically begins in July and proceeds on a full-time basis for one year. Addiction psychiatry fellows are able to moonlight in the Indianapolis metro area as long as their fellowship-related responsibilities are met. There are no over-night or weekend call responsibilities in the IU Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship.